Whether you're an employer or an employee you can get free advice from this website or by calling our telephone helpline. Employers might also be interested in our more specialised services, including training, workplace projects, conciliation and mediation.
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We are here to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. Covering Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, we advise, train, and work with you to solve workplace problems and improve performance. Sign up for Acas news and notifications and regular email updates to keep up to date with employment law changes, local events, management tips etc. You can also follows us on the Acas South West Twitter channel.
Our training includes:
> Handling discipline and grievances – how to get it right
> HR for beginners
> Essential skills for line managers
> Conducting investigations
> Mediation skills
> Redundancy handling
> Equality and diversity
> Appraisals and performance management
> Having difficult conversations
We work with some of the region's biggest private and public sector employers - we bring a wealth of experience and fresh ideas that can help you to improve business performance. Our expert advisers can help you to review your policies, set up works councils and employee forums, handle redundancies, tackle absence, improve staff engagement and much more.